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Equal Employment Statement

It is the policy of California State University, Chico to treat all staff and applicants for employment in a fair and equitable manner in all its relations, without regard to age, color, disability, gender, marital status, medical condition, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, and any other area protected, or which may become protected, under state or federal law, or campus policy.

California State University, Chico is committed to the concept of equal employment opportunity as a basic principle to ensure that all persons are afforded equal access to positions, with access limited only by their ability to perform the job.  Equal opportunity can best be affected through a definitive programmed effort.  Progress toward achieving equal employment opportunity depends upon all members of the campus community.  The commitment to remove inequalities cannot be passive; positive steps must be taken to remove conditions that could result in unlawful employment discrimination. 

The university endeavors to remove artificial barriers to equal employment opportunity for all members of our campus community.  The institutional commitment to promoting equity and diversity in access, recruitment, retention, and opportunities for advancement is a fundamental value at California State University, Chico. 

The university commits through its divisions to a personnel program aimed at ensuring equal employment opportunity at all levels. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Objectives

  1. To ensure all administrative, managerial, and supervisory staff have a clear understanding of relevant state and federal laws, CSU policies, and university guidelines and, within their areas of responsibility, are committed to consistent implementation.
  2. To prevent arbitrary, unnecessary, and artificial practices affecting protected group members by examining personnel transactions and enforcing the use of validated employment practices.
  3. To assign responsibility and accountability for progress to each employee.  The most crucial element of policy implementation is accountability of supervisory level staff responsible for hiring, assignment, training, promotion, compensation, and disciplinary action.
  4. To promote harmonious employee relations by providing training regarding personnel and fair employment practices to management and supervisory staff.
  5. To focus training on increasing staff awareness and acceptance of disabilities, race, culture, gender differences and methods of prohibiting unlawful discrimination and harassment of employees in the workplace.